Huacachina Lagoon

You´ll receive an introduction to the Paracas, Nazca, and Ica cultures as you marvel at what they left behind. You´ll learn about the process of making world-famous Peruvian Pisco. To top it all off, we´ll lunch in a real desert oasis perfect for taking stunning photos before indulging the rush of sandboarding the desert´s steepest slopes.

DURATION
1 DAY
DEPARTURES
Everyday
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Cultural
STARTS IN
Ica
DESTINATIONS
HUACACHINA LAGOON

Itinerary of Huacachina Lagoon

Itinerary

Our clients will be picked up at the indicated time from their hotels. Then we will start our city tour with a visit of an old wine cellar, where they produce brandy from grapes, among others, the famous Pisco. There we will be able to learn about the entire process to produce Pisco and will have a tour of the cellar with a worker. After the visit of the wine cellar, the visitors are invited to try and taste the different types of Pisco and wines, which are produced in this wine cellar. Then we will continue our tour with the visit of the Regional Museum of Ica, which is without any doubt one of the most important museums at the south coast of Peru. Here can the visitors appreciate the interesting antique relicts of the different cultures, which have lived in the department of Ica. Eventually we will head to the Oasis of Huacachina, which is situated in a distance of 5 kilometers of the center of Ica. At this wonderful lagoon, we can enjoy the peace of this place and walk in the surrounding in search of beautiful pictures. The enormous dunes surrounding the lagoon, allow the visitors to practice one of the most fascinating sports of this region, the popular Sand Boarding.

This program includes

  • Pick up at your hotel in Ica.
  • Private vehicle.
  • Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Transport

Private

This program does not include

  • Entrance to the regional museum.
  • Extras and tips.
  • Hotel in Ica or in Huacachina.

What to bring

Recommendations:

  • For its excursion it is necessary to wear light cloth, because it will get very hot in the desert, especially, if you want to take this tour during the summer months (December to March), when the mean temperature is 35°C, during the day.
  • If you realize this excursion during the afternoon, it is recommended to take a jacket, since it can get very cold.

Recommendations

  • Water.
  • Hut.
  • Sun block.